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PLATEKILL, NY- Members of the New York Army National Guard?s Honor Guard prepare to lay to rest the remains of New York Army National Guard Sgt. Mark Palmateer, at the New Hurley Cemetery on July 11, while family, friends and fellow Soldiers look on.

Sergeant Palmateer, of Poughkeepsie, and Sgt. 1st Class Joseph McKay, of Queens, were killed when their humvee struck an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Logar Province, eastern Afghanistan. Both men were assigned to B Troop, 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry, which deployed to Afghanistan as part of the 27th Brigade Combat Team. Sgt. Palmateer had previously been assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, while Sgt. 1st Class McKay had been a member of the 427th Brigade Support Battalion.

Sergeant First Class McKay was interred on July 10 at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.

NY National Guard In the News

Time Warner Cable News -- Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Operation Deep Freeze Takes Off in Scotia

SCOTIA, N.Y. -- Ski-equipped LC-130’s allows a U.S. Air Force base able to participate in Operation Deep Freeze.

Associated Press -- Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Operation Deep Freeze: New York Air National Guard unit set for annual Antarctica mission

SCOTIA, New York-- A New York Air National Guard unit based near Albany is gearing up for its annual mission to the South Pole. The Schenectady County-based 109th Airlift Wing is about to... (more)

North Fork Patch -- Tue, 14 Oct 2014

Greenport Resident Selected To Participate In Warrant Officer Candidate

The New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs announced Friday that the New York Army National Guard Specialist Aaron Pacholk, a Greenport resident, has been selected to participate... (more)

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